The 1762 Akin House Revealed

Eighteenth Century Caulking Methods

This fragment of linen was discovered in the Large Parlor in between two of the original pine boards or panels, closest to the entryway from the hallway. Was linen used as caulking? Quite possibly.

The featured image represents the only fragment found thus far.  It is rare indeed.

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For the next several months, we will be posting our findings and research as the structural bones and original materials from the 18th century are uncovered.

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